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Windy City Rollers Mon Jun 15 2009

Rolling Into the Spotlight

The internet magazine Cafe, geared toward the "contemporary Latino lifestyle", gives the up-close-and-personal profile treatment to Elizabeth Gomez, who might be better known by her hard-hitting handle of "Juanna Rumble", which she uses as a member of the Windy City Rollers. When she's not trading elbows and hip-checks with the likes of the Manic Attackers or Hell's Belle's, Gomez is busy raising two girls. Do the two seemingly disparate responsiblities have anything in common? "I've learned that being a mom is about the same things as training for derby, " says Gomez, "juanna.jpgfocus, dedication, determination, support and having a lot, and I mean ALOT, of fun with the people who mean most in your life. I've learned that if I have no limits on what I can accomplish then neither do my daughters. Lastly, I am so busy between a full time job and derby that I really respect and appreciate the time that I'm with my girls."

You can probably be sure that Gomez' two daughers will be rooting for mom to take someone out this Saturday when the Windy City Rollers host the 2009 Ivy King Cup Championship at the UIC Paviltion, 6 p.m. While the lineups for the matches hasn't been set yet, it's pretty certain the event will be a sellout.

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